Law Reviews and Advocacy Programs
Boston College Law School publishes 5 scholarly journals. Students with the top 5 GPAs in each of the three first-year sections are invited to join the review of their choice. The remaining 75 staff positions are filled from the pool of students who participate in a writing competition held at the end of exams in May. The reviews endeavor to keep a limited number of staff positions available for transfer students, however, who may participate in a writing competition that takes place in the 2 weeks prior to the first day of second year classes. The editorial boards will evaluate those submissions and, if they determine that the writing is exceptional, will make offers to transfer students on an as-available basis. Historically (and depending on the number of transfer students entering the second year class), roughly three to five students have received an invitation to join a publication.
Students who transfer to Boston College Law School in their second year are eligible to participate in the Wendell F. Grimes Moot Court Competition. The Grimes Competition is an intra-school competition open to all second year law students. Students who participate in the Grimes Competition are eligible to try-out for a position on one of our eleven national moot court teams. The teams are comprised of third-year law students who represent BC Law at regional, national, and international competitions. Advocacy website